January Musings | ‘Sup, 2023?!

Happy New Year! This year marks 12 years of keeping a blog, so thanks for sticking around.

December was a whirlwind of a month. After being sick the entire month of November and hurting my ankle, I was happy to find a little bit of normalcy in December … with some holiday chaos mixed in. December was filled with holiday parties, Christmas shopping, and tying up loose ends at work before the end of the year. We made it through the month relatively healthy, and my daughter is loving daycare and growing so fast.

Our holidays were super low-key and enjoyable. We saw my dad on Christmas Eve morning and hosted my mom and her partner on Christmas Eve. We were going to my have dinner with mom’s side of the family, but due to a sickness in the family, we decided to keep it small at our house. It was a very special evening and our daughter was in good spirits throughout the day. We also enjoyed keeping our evening routine with her and putting her in her crib at her normal bedtime.

Christmas morning was magical watching Nora open her first Christmas presents from her mama and dada. We then went to my husband’s mom’s house and spent the entire day there. We got there around 11 and came home at 8:00 p.m. Luckily, Nora went right to sleep in the car and transferred like a dream. It was a fantastic holiday.

What am I up to this month?

A new year is always so exciting. I spend time thinking hard about my “theme” for each year and how I can meet my goals in the coming months. I’m hoping I can get back into a consistent workout routine bow that my ankle is healed. Having a good exercise schedule boosts my mood and productivity.

I will be returning to the office a little more this month, and work will be busy after a nice break. I will be traveling to Phoenix for work at the end of the month, so I am looking forward to exploring a new city. I will also be planning Nora’s first birthday party, because, believe it or not, she will be ONE soon. I cannot believe how fast a year has gone by.

What I’m Reading

  • City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S. A. Chakraborty
  • The Winners (Beartown #3) by Fredrik Backman
  • Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

What I’m Watching

  • Wednesday (AGAIN)
  • Emily in Paris (Season 3)
  • Rings of Power (still…)
  • The Crown (Season 5 …. still…)

What I’m Listening to

  • Midnights
  • HAIM
  • Lizzy McAlpine
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Maisie Peters
  • Gracie Abrams
  • The Lumineers
  • Anything “sad girl winter” …

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